CCDA communities know firsthand the impacts of mass incarceration and are working to develop a strategic, sustainable advocacy platform to influence systemic change. We are actively engaging people in our association and the broader community through education, leadership development and bringing our experiences and understanding to public square.
While it is essential to look at the systemic injustices and work to ensure that there are just public policies in place at federal, state and local levels when engaging mass incarceration, people can also engage the issue with solutions beyond a legislative response.
Churches and community-based programs that work with prevention, intervention, support for families separated by incarceration, and re-entry are all essential to providing support to those impacted by this growing phenomenon. We, as faith communities, need to look for opportunities to serve those affected with support services.
Mass Incarceration Resources
Download these resources to help educate and strengthen your community’s collective understanding of the issues around mass incarceration and how to get involved in collaborative change.
Mass Incarceration Action Events
We are committed to the long haul when it comes to ending mass incarceration. We have several events that help raise awareness, get you connected to others passionate about the cause, and help you get in front of your legislators to fight for just laws. If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact CCDA’s Advocacy and Policy Engagement Director, Michelle Warren at [email protected] with questions.
LIS Friends is an informal band of CCDA leaders & partners from cities across the United States who share a common passion for mass incarceration, and who seek company, wisdom and practical assistance in local engagement and collective, national response. We have a Google group where we share prayer requests, network, update each other on local mass incarceration initiatives/issues, etc. Please fill out this form to see if you qualify to be added to this group.
*being a CCDA member/partner
*actively working on mass incarceration initiatives/issues in your community
We are so thankful for our partners who are working hard to address mass incarceration locally and nationally.